Inglourious Basterds

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Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino’s film Inglourious Basterds is a whole lot of movie. Upon purchased the DVD one aspect that was brought to my attention was the misspelled title. This film, despite popular belief, is overwhelmingly good and tastefully produced. In this motion picture Tarantino shows that there is a mature side to his film production as opposed to his earlier film of slightly childish nature like Kill Bill and Death Proof. This side is still talkative but prone to longer sentences, drawn to more complex topics, and lures you into a complexly addicting plot. In his interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Tarantino stated that he spent over a decade on the film because the plot of the story kept growing and expanding. According to Tarantino, all his films make the audience laugh at things that aren’t supposed to be funny. There were definitely some of those times. One example is a scene including a fierce Jewish Nazi hunter named Sgt. Donny Donowitz played by director/ producer Eli Roth. Roth’s character, nicknamed “The Bear Jew” by the Nazis, specializes in bashing his enemies to a pulp with a baseball bat. A german Nazi officer and his two men are captured by the Basterds and made to point out where the Nazis are. The German officer refuses and “The Bear Jew” lives up to his reputation. When the Basterds have one of the men point out the Nazi locations, they let him go but not without something to keep the Basterds on the Fuhrer Hitler’s mind. Having carved a swastika into the soldier’s forehead, the scene where Hitler, played by Martin Wuttke, sees this and throws a fit that should be nominated for a comedy award. This is just one example of many throughout the film that show you how good of a director and producer Quentin Tarantino is. Inglourious Basterds is divided into 5 chapters: “Once Upon a Time in Nazi-Occupied France,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “German Nights in Paris,” “Operation Kino,” and “Revenge of the Giant Face.” In a Nazi...
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